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AVAD Offers Numerous On-Site and Online Training Opportunities in Early 2010

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, has announced a complete array of extensive on-site and online training programs scheduled for the remainder of January and February. Held in partnership with leading manufacturers from the custom electronics industry, the training seminars will provide custom installers with insight into certification processes, product information and sales training in a number of market segments including security, lighting control, control systems, home theater, audio/video and more.

Among the AVAD partners offering training sessions on site at AVAD branches throughout the US including ATON, DSC, Gefen, Lutron and RTI. AVAD will also offer online courses from B&K, Key Digital, MartinLogan and Universal Remote Control during this time.

The on-site and online courses are offered as part of AVAD’s continuing education program, AVAD University. Through AVAD University, the industry’s leading manufacturers are made directly available to custom installers through exclusive training sessions hosted at AVAD locations, as well as webinars and teleseminars for complete scheduling flexibility.

“AVAD is committed to providing custom installers with the industry’s best and most frequent training opportunities,? said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Beyond product training, we also offer installers business and sales training as well as courses to help them with certification processes. In 2009, we offered more than 450 training courses, both on site and online, and beginning with this early schedule, we look forward to presenting our dealers with even more educational tools in 2010.?

Throughout January and February, AVAD will offer the following courses to professional custom installers:

On-Site
• ATON – Dealer Certification
• DSC – Power Series Training
• Gefen – 2010 Product Training
• Lutron – Lutron Winter Blast
• RTI – System Orientation (Level 1 and Level 2); Advanced Programming

Online

• B&K – BKC3 Level Certification Training
• Key Digital – System Design and Product Training
• MartinLogan – Product Training
• Universal Remote Control – Control Programming

For a complete schedule of all AVAD trainings, visit AVAD online at www.avad.com or visit one of AVAD’s 28 North American locations.

Talking Points
• AVAD announced a complete array of extensive on-site and online training programs scheduled for the remainder of January and February.
• Among the AVAD partners offering training sessions on site at AVAD branches throughout the US including Aton, DSC, Gefen, Lutron and RTI.
• AVAD will also offer online courses from B&K, Key Digital, MartinLogan and Universal Remote Control.
The on-site and online courses are offered as part of AVAD’s continuing education program, AVAD University.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: AKG, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, COPS Monitoring, Crown International, Denon Pro, DSC, Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, , iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Samsung Professional, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, SunBriteTV, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

For more information about AVAD, visit http://www.avad.com.

Company Contact:
Steve Honig, Senior Manger of Marketing and Training
AVAD
Tel: 818-742-4775 x1101
Email: steve.honig@avad.com
Web: http://www.avad.com

Media Contact:
Scott Moody, PR Account Supervisor
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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